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. >> blackmailable position. that's the key. now the defense secretary leon panetta is speaking out on all of this. >> that's right. is he traveling with reporters to australia. right now and on that flight he issued the first statement about the scandal. he said, quote: first, obviously, it was a very sad situation to have a distinguished career like that end in this manner. and my heart, obviously, goes out to him and his family. but i think he took the right step and i think it's important you're director with the cia with all the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. panetta added as a former member of congress he thought that they needed to look into why the intelligence committees have not been given more oversight over these issues related to the cia right now. >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. thanks. some top members of congress are now saying investigators should have told them about the petraeus scandal and told them a long time ago. now they are demanding to know why the feds cut them out of the loop. that impor
positions were just that. leon panetta calling for ethics training for military officers. >> that's right. in a memo september to the joint chiefs of staff is asking them to brain storm on ways to keep officers out of trouble. the kind of trouble that has tarnished the military's reputation for integrity and character. the memo was the product of internal pentagon discussions that began before petraeus announced he was resigning. the reason scandals that ensnared petraeus and john allen have only added to the urgency of this review. at the same time, panetta said he still retains full confidence in general john allen, that while his promotion to become supreme allied commander of europe has been put on hold while the d.o.d. inspector general investigates hundreds of allegedly provocative e-mails that he exchanged with jill kelly. >> what i don't want to do is to try to characterize those communications because i think -- i don't want to do anything that would impact on their ability to conduct an objective review of what was contained in those e-mails. >> this type of ig investigation us
secretary leon panetta told reporters do not jump to conclusions here. he says he still has confidence in general allen to command the u.s. forces and continue the fight in afghanistan. well, just in to us. earlier we were tell you it's expected that general petraeus, david petraeus would testify at some point before congress. well, four we have gotten definitive word. we now know that he will, indeed, testify before congress this friday, that is the plan, just in to fox news moments ago. well, as we reported earlier this hour, president obama today defended his plan to allow some the bush era tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest americans. they are all going to expire. and if someone doesn't want them to, the president has a veto pen. so really that's it. in a news conference, the president said he is still willing to compromise with republicans. >> i have been encouraged over the past week to hear republic after republic agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest measures as part of our arithmetic if we are going to be serious about reducing the deficit. >> shepard: reme
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